Daily Media Digest December 20, 2017

“After debuting on the list of Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada in 2010, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (the Hospital) continues to rank among the leading health research institutions in the country.”
TAGS: top Research Hospital, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre


McGill Newsroom
“To examine the link between the two, a team of researchers from McGill University and McGill-affiliated health institutes followed 88 individuals at … by the Centre for Studies on the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (StoP-AD; http://www.douglas.qc.ca/page/prevent-alzheimer-the-centre) group at the … “
TAGS: Alzheimer’s Disease, McGill University Centre (RI-MUHC)


GlobeNewswire (press release)
“SSIs are a broad platform technology being tested in multiple disease indications, including Health Canada approved clinical trials in lung cancer, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Backed by a prestigious group of scientific advisors and board members, Qu Biologics is led by a management team …”
TAGS: Crohn’s and Colitis, Qu Biologics, biotech


Times Colonist
“Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer for Vancouver Coastal Health and executive director for the new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, said the ultimate reason for the overdose crisis is contamination of the illegal drug supply. “If we have a contaminant in our food supply or in a legal drug, … “
TAGS: drug, vending machine


Edmonton Journal
“This includes reducing stigma so that communities are more open to those with disease, and helping Albertans reduce risks to brain health through better diet and exercise, regular socializing and avoiding smoking and head injuries. Dr. Jim Silvius, Alberta Health Services’ medical director for …”
TAGS: Dementia, Alberta Health Services


EurekAlert (press release)
“… study author Andrea S. Gershon, MD, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Ontario, Canada. “We wanted to study varenicline among all kinds of people in the real world.”
TAGS: smoking cessation drug, cardiovascular event


“Morneau and Science Minister Kirsty Duncan participated in a pre-budget roundtable with leading scientists last Friday at the Royal Ontario Museum. In past budgets, the Liberal government has made major investments in science and post-secondary education. The upcoming budget is expected to … “
TAGS: science, women


CTV News
“”Our research clarifies how restless leg syndrome affects cardiovascular disease related mortality in older women, specifically.” Gao added that further research is now needed to examine whether treatment for RLS could improve health outcomes. The results can be found published online in Neurology, …”
TAGS: restless leg syndrome linked, heart-related death in women


Montreal Gazette
“A groundbreaking study conducted in Quebec shows that sexually abused girls have twice as many problems with urinary health and 1.5 times more genital disorders than teenage girls in general. Published in the Journal of Pediatrics by researchers from Université de Montréal, the study also shows “
TAGS: child sexual abuse, Study


CTV News
“Health Canada is studying the aquatic impact of neonics separately. Research suggest neonics can affect reproduction, growth and movement for these species, as well as make them more susceptible to disease. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating about one-third of the world’s crops and all wild … “
TAGS: Health Canada, limit use of 2 neonicotinoid pesticides


MetroNews Canada
“Researchers at University of Toronto are backing calls to introduce a tax on sugary drinks as part of efforts to combat obesity rates. … are calling for Canada to impose a sugary-drink tax to fight obesity, declaring their position in a recent report funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.”
TAGS: sugary drink, tax


EurekAlert (press release)-3 hours ago
“This study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Diet, Digestive Tract and Disease Centre, which is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Ontario Research Fund. The authors have in the past received funding from pulse, soy and …”
TAGS: plant protein, Study